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California State Library
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Bread trucks at Grand Avenue Boido Bakery, South San Francisco, CA. Sixth from left: Victor Boido. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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California State Library
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Wedding portrait, ca. 1900. L-r: Lawrence Armanino, Catherine Teccella, Desolina Armanino. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Aerial view of Yuba City, CA, December, 1938
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Yuba City, CA - Views
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Stewart children at home, Taft, California, Christmas, 1958 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Silberhorn family at their cattle ranch, Folsom, CA, ca. 1885. Shown, l-r: Wallace Plumb, Addie Plumb Hoxie, John Silberhorn, Roy Silberhorn, Cora Silberhorn, Charles Silberhorn, Katie Silberhorn McDerby, John Silberhorn, Catherine Hart Silberhorn, Annie Hart, Paul Hart. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Folsom, Family...
Reproduction of a painting of Reverend Henry Davis, Middlebury College President from 1809-1817 (right-facing portrait). This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury College -- Presidents, Davis, Henry, 1771-1852, College presidents
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First Baptist Church, 5th and Kalmia Streets, Escondido, California, January 1, 1913 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Cambodian Youth Orchestra, Long Beach, California, ca. 1990. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Carrie Williams Langford at switchboard in August Cottrell's mercantile store, Eureka, California, ca. 1910 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Barbara Avila Lopez on Christmas, Riverside, California, ca. 1994. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Riverside, Christmas
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Albert Grajeda, Louie Martinez, Lorenza Oliver Martinez, Beatrice Grajeda on Mother's Day May 14, 1939. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Oxnard
In front of Pacific Coast Grocery Store, Juniper Avenue, South San Francisco, CA. Front, l-r: Constantine Giusti, Nick Malas. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- South San...
Ann Elizabeth and poppies, Gorman, Hungry Valley, Kern County, California Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Frazier Park, Kern...
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Wedding of Josephin Valenzuela Hornback and Charles Hornback, Riverside, California, November 15, 1998. Font, l-r: Ian Holt, Hanna Avila, Jeffrey Ashton, Jessie Avila, Aaron Dickenson; middle row, l-r: Alexandria Saenz, bride, groom; back row, l-r: Justin Smith, Jacob Avila, Aaron Avila, Charles Dickenson, Cassie Ashton. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Riverside, Weddings
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Luz and Ludwig with soldiers at Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA, 1968. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Corria cousins at Pearson Park, Anaheim, California, 1965 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim
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Martinez Grocery, East Mission Avenue, Escondido, California, ca. 1939 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Escondido, Stores,...
Entering school, Taft High School, Taft, California, ca. 1950. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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- Edwards Photography
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Wedding toast to bride (Mary Tom Coe) and groom (Charles Coe), Richmond, CA (?), January 15, 1948
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Gensler-Lee Jewelers, 730 K Street; Dr. Orwitz, D. D. S, 726 1/2 K Street, Sacramento, CA, May 14, 1941
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Buildings -- Sacramento, CA, Gensler--Lee...
McArthur Blacksmith Shop, 1st and Abbey Street, Winters, CA, ca. 1920. On right is John Nelson Thissell.
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Central City Public Library Yearbooks
- Central City High School (Central City, NE)
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Central City High School (Central City, NE) yearbook, 1932.
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Rose Veyna's first communion, with her father, Antionio, at Pearson Park, Anaheim, California, 1948 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Congregation, Anaheim, California, 1924. L-r: First row, Yano, Reverend Okamoto, Jimmy Watanabe, Tome Tanake, unidentified, Mrs. Morimoto, unidentified, Tanaka; 2nd row, Yasu Yano, Shizu Nakaya, Fumika Watanabe with Ruth, Mrs. Shigekawa with John, Ikeda, Mrs. Okamoto, Takino Fujimoto, unidentified, Mrs. Morimoto Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim
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Elena, Lupe, Antonio Cordoval, Anaheim, California, 1919 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Francisco Marquez and Maria Estrada, Anaheim, California, November 19, 1919 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Anaheim, Weddings
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Chieko McBride working on Japanese brush art, sumie, at her home, Anaheim, California, ca. 1990 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Frank and Mary Hirahara and baby Frank, Yakima, Washington, 1926 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Wedding of Tiofilo Estrada, top row, 4th from left, Anaheim, California, ca. 1929 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Snowfall, very rare in this Mediterranean climate, Escondido, CA, January, 1949 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Interior of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia before restoration, Oceanside, CA, ca. 1893 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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DeLoris, Curtis, Clyde, Beryl, and Amy Clark at Clark Ranch, Petrolia, California, ca. 1914 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Wedding of Jan Nash and Dr. Howard Hunt, Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka, California, August 22, 1981 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
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Kim and William Bauriedel at home, 2423 J Street, Eureka, California, 1949 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
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Laura Kaneko at 8th grade banquet with Marie and Lloyd
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Percy Graves with team at Jensens Feed and Warehouse, Pleasant Grove (?),CA, 1911 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Lung family portrait, Sacramento, CA, 1896. Shown, l-r: Ora Estella, Lowell Victor, Cecil Della, Adam, Jesse Adam, Jesse Annette, Aetna Ephraim, Bennett Hixon Lung Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
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Mill Grade School on workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA, ca. 1900 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Percy Graves and horse, Pleasant Grove, CA, ca. 1900? Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
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Hunt sisters: Eva, Iva Hunt Hunnicutt, Laurenna, Ethylyn, Hattie, granddaughters of Jonathan Bailey, Whittier, CA, ca. 1920
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier, Sisters
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Gladys and Rubie Whitaker at graduation from Whittier High School, Whittier, CA, 1934
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier, Graduation
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Abajian children, Karagala, Russian Armenia (later Turkey), 1911. Shown, l-r: Samuel (died in the Russian Revolution, Aramise (named Ray Strong in the U.S.), Badvagon, Baitzar
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier, Children
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St. Mary's School, Whittier California, April 16, 1931
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier
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Covered bridge spanning Oregon Creek near the confluence with Middle Yuba River at Freeman's Crossing, Yuba Co., CA, 1969. Location is about 5 mi. west of Camptonville, 2 mi. east of North San Juan, in Nevada Co., CA. It is easily seen from Ca. Route 49.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges - Yuba Co., CA
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Jonathan Lyons, with cane; his granddaughter Frances at far left, Eureka (?), California Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
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First Little League pancake breakfast, Taft, California, April 23, 1955. L-r: Monty Reedy, Pete Granopulos, Alton Coltrin, Claire Jobe, Walter Glenn. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
Results of fire, Taft, California, 1937. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Taft, Kern County,...
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Tau Mu Sorority annual fashion show, Monterey, CA, ca. 1949. Shown, l-r: unidentified, Virginia Schetter, Wilma McKay, Gladys McKay, Helen Abinante. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Monterey, Tau Mu...
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Carmen and Frank Castro, Easter, Monterey, CA, 1934. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Monterey
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Dance band at Walter Colton School, Monterey, CA, 1951. Shown: front row, l-r: Pat McDonald, Audrey Williams, others unidentified; back row, l-r: Breck Tostevin, Tommy Nielson, others unidentified; at piano, l-r: Doris Mashmerey, Margaret Branson. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Monterey, School...
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Valsa Kuruvilla with daughter Pramita on her graduation as valedictorian from John North High School, Riverside, California, 1995. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Riverside,...
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Chamber of Commerce Fire Prevention Award presented to Mary Metcalf, South San Francisco, CA, ca. 1980. L-r: unidentified, Jack Drago, Mary Metcalf, Gale Dreisbach. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- South San...
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Edna Spangler Harks on her 5th birthday, 1921. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Wedding of Alice Lee, Sutter County (?), CA, ca. 1920. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Bride's family following wedding, Yuba City, CA, April 10, 1976. L-r: Amerjit Rai, Joginder Rai, Ajayab Dhaddey (groom), Balbir Dhaddey (bride), Kuldip Rai. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
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Scott Keene's home on Beverly, Whittier, CA, 1910
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Laying cornerstone for Whittier Art Association building, Painter Ave., Whittier, CA, ca. 1937. Architect William Harrison on left.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier
Laotian young women's gathering at 18th and Barrett Streets, Richmond, CA, 1982. L-r: Lee Souksamphan, La Khansouvong, Kep Souvira, Boon Souksamphan, Ngrun Manivanh, Nancy (Nong) Phothyphom, Chan Buon
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Richmond
Railroad tracks on levee, Marysville, CA, 1911
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Levees - Marysville, CA
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Covered bridge spanning Oregon Creek near the confluence with Middle Yuba River at Freeman's Crossing, Yuba Co., CA, 1969. Location is about 5 mi. west of Camptonville, 2 mi. east of North San Juan, in Nevada Co., CA. It is easily seen from Ca. Route 49.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges - Yuba Co., CA
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State Box Co., West Sacramento, CA, December, 1938
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, State Box Co., West Sacramento, CA,...
Sacramento Valley Dock and Warehouse, Broderick, CA, September 20, 1917 [?]
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Sacramento Valley Dock and Warehouse,...
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Ivy-covered Northern Electric Building, Woodland, CA, ca. 1920. View toward west on Main Street.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Streets -- Woodland, CA, Woodland, CA
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Hay bales being loaded onto barge on Sacramento River, Yolo County, CA
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Oak Tree, height 93 feet, girth 36 feet, Guinda, CA
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Guinda, CA
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One September day's shipment from Yolo County Library to the schools, behind Court St. Library, 1914
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Yolo County Free Library, Woodland, CA
Montana State Library
- Montana.Breast & Cervical Health Program; Montana.Dept. of Public Health and Human Services
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Topics: Women, Breast, Breast, Cervix uteri, Cervix uteri
Central City Public Library Yearbooks
- Central City High School (Central City, NE)
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Central City High School (Central City, NE) yearbook, 1967.
Topics: Bison, The Bison, 1967 Yearbooks, Central City, Nebraska, Central City Public Library, Central City...
Paving Ridge Route in Kern County, California Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Frazier Park, Kern...
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Ann Chambers and friends, Whittier, CA?, ca. 1920
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Holland District Float in Asparagus Festival Parade, Isleton, CA, May, 1926
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Edward Valencia, sister Emily, brother Robert Valencia, Oxnard, CA, ca. 1960. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Oxnard
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Ron Coppock heading for Korea, Whittier, CA, 1951
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Woodland Grammar School, Woodland, CA, May 25, 1927
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Woodland Grammar School, Woodland, CA,...